Throughout the day he stressed how the club aided his development during his younger years, highlighting the importance of grassroots rugby.
You can support your local club by registering for RBS RugbyForce 2011 - registrations are open until 25th March. Visit www.rbs.co.uk/rugby
RBS RugbyForce is a nationwide community volunteer programme which helps local rugby clubs to improve their facilities. Registered clubs are provided with on-line guidance and tools to help organise a community wide 'make-over' weekend. Register today and your club could be chosen to receive an enhanced support package that will do wonders for your club's continued success.
Rugby clubs across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales can register to be part of the fun-filled RBS RugbyForce programme by signing up and submitting the reason why they think their club needs its facilities improved.
On 11 and 12 June 2011, as part of the RBS RugbyForce Weekend, your club could be receiving the support of the local community as you come together for a fun-filled few days of DIY, adding to the longevity of your club. The RBS RubyForce Weekend enables clubs and the community to work together to make their club a better place for all.
Last year over 400 clubs entered, and this year RBS is looking to reach even more clubs across the UK. One lucky club in each country will also receive a support pack worth £5,000, as well as a visit from a leading rugby player. Previous players to have visited winning clubs include Shane Williams and Chris Paterson.
For your club to be in with a chance of receiving the enhanced support package, you need to outline the role your club plays in the local community and how your local community will benefit from the club's RBS RugbyForce renovations. Registration is open until Friday March 25, 2011, so with less than 6 weeks to go, register your club today.
Find out more information and register your club at www.rbs.co.uk/rugbyforce